Review – The Sapphire Heist

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The Sapphire Heist by Lauren Blakely


My rating: 5 of 5 stars

“To me, romance and suspense go hand in hand. What’s more suspenseful than wondering how two wonderful people can manage to get together in spite of the world going crazy around them?”~Maggie Shayne

Romance blends with suspense in the sensational Sapphire series by Lauren Blakely, a different kind of book high where the unknown is heightened and feelings are folded with thrills. Lauren Blakely made me fall in love with suspense in The Sapphire Affair and I could not wait to get lost in The Sapphire Heist. I was chomping at the bit for more of this mystery, and dove into The Sapphire Heist with desire and determination.

I was catapulted back into the Sapphire series that boggled my brain for weeks. The Sapphire Heist consumed me from the very first page. Mind racing. Feelings flowing. Heart beating out of my chest. My pulse pounded with each page as I felt the rush of The Sapphire Heist. I was absorbed. I was obsessed. I was alive.

Just when I thought I solved the mystery in The Sapphire Heist, a new one popped up with more twists and turns than ever. This story is swathed in so much suspense that I tried to solve the mystery day and night. I DREAMT diamonds, sapphires, heists, and heat. The Sapphire Heist hijacked my head, danced in my dreams, and blew up my brain.

The Sapphire Heist captivated and claimed ALL OF ME. I never stopped thinking about this series. The Sapphire Heist became my heist. My high. My hope. My adventure. My addiction. Enthralling, engaging, and electric, The Sapphire Heist is full of twists and turns in a thriller that rivals James Bond. I LOVED EVERY MINUTE of this adventure!

Bounty Hunter, Jake Harlowe, the hot knight in panty-melting armor that heated me from head to toe bared more heart in The Sapphire Heist and became even HOTTER. Dark hair, green eyes, tall, and a muscular body to be climbed like Mount Everest. Jake is the perfect man. I love how Jake is tough on the outside but tender at the core. He is tough with a strong sense of right and wrong. Though he will bend the law if the ends justify the means.

Robin Hood met his Maid Marian in a bar one night, steaming up the place with a passionate kiss, and Steph has been the Bonnie to Jake’s Clyde ever since. A beautiful blonde, blue-eyed, and buxom beach gal, Steph Anderson looks and swims like a mermaid, one that Jake is still trying to catch for good. Steph Anderson is smart, sassy, and savvy and I love her!

The Sapphire Heist bleeds angst as Steph and Jake crash and clash a few times, lines blurred and already crossed. Doubt lingers like the salty air near the ocean and trust is tried as it often floats away at sea. One constant is the chemistry that is fire-hot, a burn that only ignites further throughout the story.

“Come closer. Climb on. Sit on my face. I need you straddling me.”

Holy HOT! I was on fire as my body heated from head to toe. I could not get enough of Jake’s dirty mouth. The chemistry burns bright through fights too with fight-sex.

“Can we please just f**k it out now?”

“F**k it out?”

“Yes. Your anger. Our mistrust. My doubt. Can we just once and for all f**k it out and let it go?”

Explosive is the heat between Jake and Steph. Explosive is the story of The Sapphire Heist. Explosive are the emotions left wading in the sea of suspense and angst aftermath. Jake and Steph are have hit some bumps in the road but have new leads to solving the $10 million heist of diamonds along with doubt.

“Think real hard before you say it. Ask yourself if you want to go there?”’

“Go where?”

“You’re about to suggest I’m in on it too, aren’t you?”

The trust teeters back and forth. The suspense builds. Steph and Jake are in doubt, unsure who the enemy is in this game. Love is on the line and needs to be rescued as much as the diamonds if Steph and Jake want to be more than partners or friends or enemies.

“How do I know if any of this between us is real? Or just a setup to take the diamonds?”

The Sapphire Heist is flawlessly executed. Edgy. Enthralling. Emotional. Each chapter of the Sapphire series turned on the movie projector in my head. Move over Nancy Drew as Lauren Blakely is the new Queen of Suspense. Hollywood needs to make The Sapphire Affair and The Sapphire Heist the next James Bond thriller as this series is a suspenseful sensation and a trip of thrills from beginning to end.

The twists and the turns of The Sapphire Heist wove a maze of mystery that kept me on the edge. The intrigue. The intoxication. The level of involvement for the reader in the Sapphire Heist suspense is sheer brilliance. Lauren Blakely’s words are vivid like paint to a canvas where I experienced EVERYTHING. The angst. The attraction. The action. I wore The Sapphire series like a jewel that was a part of me: stunning and spectacular.

I felt the surge of adrenaline that poured from the pages to my body. I lived and breathed this book. I felt ALIVE. I was ALL IN. The Sapphire Heist stole my head and heart and I still crave more of this gem.


5 suspenseful, spellbinding, and spectacular stars

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Keep your lover close and your enemy closer…

After giving in to a fiery night of passion, island adventurer Steph Anderson and bounty hunter Jake Harlowe are back to square one. With millions in stolen jewels at stake, it’s hard for Steph not to question her new partner’s true motives—no matter how sexy he might be. Jake is hungry for more of Steph, but he can sense her growing mistrust, which only fuels his own doubts. Worse, there’s undeniable evidence that someone else is now after the jewels—and that they are both in real danger.

Fighting against their magnetic attraction is a distraction these two can’t afford. In order to survive, they’ll have to pull off one more heist—and trust each other with something even more precious than jewels: their hearts.


✦ Amazon US ➙

✦ Amazon UK➙

✦ Amazon Paperback➙

✦ Amazon AU➙

✦ Amazon CA➙

✦ Audiobook (narrated by Sebastian York) ➙

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